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   May 18

   If I take a look at some days that have been "good" days, it may help me to think about what made them different. Likely on such days, I had the same type of challenges that I do most days - bills, traffic, chores, work, etc. As well, our relationship was probably the same as it had been the day before, or the day after. What made the difference?
   It may have been a good deed I did, or a hug or kind words someone gave me; maybe I took time for myself, and treated myself to something that was good for me; perhaps I just got up to a sunny day and birds chirping, and felt good to be alive.
   When I take a close enough look, I can see my attitude often depends on sunshine I see in my life, and my awareness of the good things and my blessings. When I'm in an up mood, I'm somehow able to handle difficulties in magical ways. My confidence in myself grows as a direct result.

Just for Today
   I probably find that my problems seem overwhelming when I'm down, and so much easier when I have some inner sunshine in my life. If that's so, then I know my attitude has a lot to do with how happy I am at this moment.
   Today I don't need to forget my troubles; all I need to do is make their load lighter, by taking the time to count my blessings, do a good deed for someone, give and get a hug, or anything else that gives me good feelings. These are all things I can do today, if I want.

Few cases of eyestrain have been developed by looking on the bright side of things.

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